Teaching for Tomorrow: Equipping Students for the 21st Century

Equipping Students for the 21st Century

Description: Teaching students 21st-century skills is of great importance as we prepare them for a rapidly changing, interconnected world. These skills encompass critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, all of which are key pillars for success in today's dynamic world. In an age marked by information abundance and technological advancements, students must be equipped with the ability to analyze, synthesize, and apply knowledge critically. Effective communication and collaboration are crucial for building bridges and working harmoniously with diverse global communities. Furthermore, fostering creativity empowers students to think outside the box, innovate, and solve complex problems, preparing them to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Teaching 21st-century skills empowers students academically and nurtures adaptable, resilient, and empathetic individuals who can thrive in an ever-evolving world. These skills are the key to unlocking their full potential and becoming informed, engaged, and responsible global citizens.

This training programme is designed to provide educators with the knowledge, tools, and strategies necessary to prepare students with essential 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Participants will explore the concept of global competence and its relevance in today's interconnected world. Through interactive sessions, group activities, and practical exercises, educators will learn how to integrate these skills into their curriculum, foster a global mindset, and empower students to thrive in a rapidly changing globalized society.

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Dates and Locations

Barcelona, Spain

  • 27.–31.05.2024
  • 01.–05.12.2025

Limassol, Cyprus

  • 30.09.–04.10.2024

Prague, Czech Republic

  • 05.–09.05.2025

Don't see the dates that suit your group?  Send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and location and we will get back to you.*

*- Only in case you are 6 or more persons from the same organisation.

Daily Programme

Monday - Introduction to Global Competence

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Individual expectations, setting objectives for the week
  • Getting to know each other & icebreakers
  • Presentation of participants’ educational institutions
  • Overview of what global competence means and why it's essential in the 21st century
  • 4 domains of global competence and 6 global competencies
  • Exploring the connection between global competence and the curriculum

Tuesday – Developing students’ problem-solving, critical-thinking skills and communication skills

  • Introduction to critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills - its significance in developing 21st-century skills
  • Practical strategies and techniques for critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills in the classroom
  • Designing assignments and assessments that promote critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Utilising technology to enhance critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills

Wednesday – Cultivating students'  creativity and innovation

  • Introduction to the role of creativity and innovation in 21st-century skill development
  • Strategies and techniques for promoting imagination, curiosity, and problem-solving skills in students
  • Encouraging creativity through problem-based learning, project-based learning, open-ended assignments and innovation challenges
  • Incorporating design thinking and innovation into the curriculum

Thursday - Integration and Application of 21st-Century Skills

  • Global school design - integrating 21st-century skills into lesson planning and curriculum design
  • Exploring cross-curricular connections and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Evaluating and assessing students' development of 21st-century skills
  • How can I use the gained knowledge & and tools in practice? – making individual action plans for integrating global competence and 21st-century skills into their teaching practices.
  • Receiving feedback, sharing ideas, strategies, and insights

Friday - Closing and exploring local culture

  • Establishing a support network for ongoing collaboration and sharing best practices
  • Summary and course evaluation
  • Closing
  • Cultural trip in the local area
Competences Acquired by Participants

The aim of this training is to equip educators with the knowledge and skills required to effectively develop and nurture 21st-century skills, focusing on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, within their classrooms. By the end of the programme, participants will have a deeper understanding of global competence and its significance in preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the modern world. They will also gain practical strategies and resources to integrate and assess 21st-century skills in their teaching practices, enabling them to cultivate students' abilities to think critically, communicate effectively, collaborate successfully, and unleash their creative potential.

​The specific objectives are:

  • Provide participants with knowledge and understanding of global competence and its domains
  • Provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively nurture critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity in their students
  • Offer practical strategies and tools for integrating these skills into the curriculum and classroom activities
  • Promote an understanding of global issues and cultures, preparing students to be informed and empathetic global citizens
  • Inspire a commitment to ongoing professional development and the pursuit of educational excellence
  • Create a cross-cultural environment to discuss and exchange ideas with colleagues
  • Learning tools for the professional development of the teacher 
  • Increase capacity to cooperate on an international level
  • Improve communication and social skills
  • Improve English language skills
Type of Certification of Attendance Awarded
  • Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
  • Certificate of obtained competencies
  • Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s NA
Course Packages

Please note that ‘All in one – single room’ and ‘All in one – double room’ packages are being offered in all locations except London, Dublin, Barcelona, Athens, Porto, Lyon, Split and Pisa, where we have only the ‘Basic’ course package.

       1. ‘ALL IN ONE – Single room’ PACKAGE - 1240€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation in a Single room in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

      2. ‘ALL IN ONE – Double Room Sharing’ PACKAGE- 1040€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation - double room sharing in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

*Choose double room sharing if you are 2 colleagues from the same organisation willing to share a double room/ or if you have any accompanying person travelling to the venue of the course together with you (we can arrange the accommodation for accompanying persons as well).

       3. ‘BASIC’ course PACKAGE - 450€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

Note: separate invoices for the training fee only (400 EUR) can be issued upon request from the organisation.

DOREA as well offers group discounts in the case of 7 or more persons from the same organisation.

 

 

 

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